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Moss's Hammy, Rogers's Hands, Broken Brains

With the weekday part of the bye week coming to a close, let me flash back to a couple of quotes from Tuesday.

Santana Moss was asked about his hamstring repeatedly, about how it compares to his past hamstring troubles and about whether he'll be ok after the bye. He kind of got frustrated by the questions, and I thought his response to one of the TV reporters was interesting. He was saying this with a smile, not with tension, but there was some passion in the delivery.

"What is talking gonna do?" Moss began. "If I tell you one thing, it might not be accurate, so therefore I hate even being nice. And that's why I get to, 'Oh, why we've got to go there?' I don't know. Honestly. I don't know, man. I hate being asked this question, because I'm not the judge of that. All I can do is let the body judge in itself and do what it does, and that's all I can do, man. You know, it breaks my brain to try to find the answer for you all the time when you ask me this stuff, so I'm gonna be honest with you, man.

"It really kills me inside," Moss continued, "because I'm like, 'What can I tell you about?' I don't know. All you can do is let it heal, and they all are different. And dealing with one is nothing like dealing with the other, because one might be worse than the other. And you've just got to go off how the body feel."

Next to Carlos Rogers's hands. Fred Smoot was asked whether maybe Rogers should apply stick'em to his gloves; "these days he'd probably get fined and suspended for 10 games," Smoot said. And Rogers was asked about his teammates' reaction to his latest drop.

"People asking me about it," Rogers said. "I don't want to say too much grief, just what happened. I don't know, man, I really don't know. [Monday] night when I missed it I was like, 'How did I miss this easy pick?' I went, broke, thinking the ball may be up [at chest level]. The ball is low, trying to cradle it. Went right through my hands, I guess."

I told him it looked like he was talking to his hands right after the play; "I was just like, 'How did I miss this easy pick?' " he repeated. "That was just so easy."

Luckily, he didn't say it broke his brain.

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 7, 2008; 3:14 PM ET
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